UPDATED 12:49 pm June 20: Former "Malcolm in the Middle" star Jane Kaczmarek and former "West Wing" star Bradley Whitford, have called it quits after 16 years of marriage. The couple has  three children, ages 10, 8 and 5.

MollyWard_Kevin_55136467_600People reports that the couple has filed for divorce, according to rep Melissa Kates, and that they ask for "privacy."

 OK. But we just gotta wonder…

Did their respective careers — he did a revival of "Boeing-Boeing" (spelling updated) on Broadway, she's doing "Raising the Bar," on TNT –  have anything to do with this split?

As she explains to Craig Ferguson, she got to kiss her hot young assistant on her TV show and Bradley got to make out onstage with Mary McCormack, Gina Gershon and Kathryn Hahn.

Gina Gershon?????

]]>Anyway, whatever the reason for their divorce, this is really depressing.

If this lovely and seemingly perfectly suited couple can't make it, well, the rest of us should toss in the towel. Heck, we should burn the towel.

We wish Bradley and Jane privacy, an amicable split and all the best continuing to raise their children together.

Anyone have any theories on what went wrong?

Photo: Actress Molly Ward and Bradley Whitford at the Tony Awards. Does Bradley's hand on her stomach speak volumes to anyone else? Intrepid readers have alerted me that this is his niece! Thank God. We were worried for a minute. Credits: WireImage

Editor's note:  An earlier version of this post misspelled Gina's Gershon's first name as Gena, and Mary McCormack's last name as McCorrmack.

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead